ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Just before the clock struck 11 p.m. on Monday, officials submitted 30 bids for St. Louis to play host to NCAA championships in wrestling, hockey, gymnastics, bowling, cross country, field hockey and soccer.
The bids are in response to the NCAA seeking sites for more than 500 events between 2014 and 2018. Site selection announcements are expected on Dec. 11. The NCAA is conducting a separate bid process for postseason basketball events, which will be awarded in 2014.
The proposals were submitted on behalf of the St. Louis region from the privately-funded Sports Commission. The diverse range of events, according to a news release, sought to offer "a comprehensive and diverse mix of championships aimed at addressing the NCAA's stated goal for city partners to host a variety of events and achieve increased efficiencies."
"Our total bid package is the product of the tremendous support and participation we received from so many community partners, especially our academic institutions and sports venues," said Chris Roseman, the Sports Commission's vice president of events. "Together, we look forward to delivering an outstanding experience for every event we're awarded."
For a full list of proposed events and venues, sell below:
Division I Wrestling Championships- Scottrade Center- University of Missouri
Division II Wrestling Championships- Chaifetz Arena - Maryville University
Division I Men's Ice Hockey Frozen Four-Scottrade Center- Miami (Ohio) University
Women's Ice Hockey Frozen Four-The Family Arena-Lindenwood University
Division I Women's Volleyball Championship-Scottrade Center-Missouri Valley Conference
Women's Gymnastics Championships-Chaifetz Arena-University of Missouri
Women's Bowling Championship-Tropicana Bowling Lanes-University of Central Missouri
Division II Men's Cross Country Championship-Buder Park-Maryville University
Division II Women's Cross Country Championship-Buder Park-Maryville University
Division II Field Hockey Championship-Lindenwood University-Lindenwood University
Division II Men's Soccer Championship-Hunter Stadium-Lindenwood University
Division II Women's Soccer Championship-Hunter Stadium-Lindenwood University
Division II Women's Volleyball Championship-Moloney Arena-Maryville University